24 July 2022

Review: A JUST PUNISHMENT, G.R. Jordan

  • This edition an e-book on Kindle (Amazon)
  • Highlands & Islands Detective Book 8
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08L82JBTF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Carpetless Publishing (November 23, 2020)
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 220 pages 

Synopsis  (Amazon)

A former convict, hung, drawn and quartered. Macleod called by name for his former actions. Can the Lewis detective find the righter of wrongs before the killer executes those close to Macleod?

As his partner recovers from a devastating accident, Macleod faces a hidden face from his past who is determined to see justice truly done. But as the killer punishes each justifiable victim, Macleod feels the target of the attacks is moving coming closer to home. In a devastating finale, Macleod must rely on his younger Sergeant, Hope McGrath, more than he has ever before.

The pain you deal will be visited upon you tenfold!

My Take

This story is set around Inverness, but its origins go back one of the first arrests that Mcleod ever made. He rescued a person accused of perpetrating child abuse from a mob. The man was convicted and sentenced to jail. He was recently released but someone believes he was not sufficiently punished.  A card with the body indicates that the vigilante believes that Mcleod was responsible for the inadequate punishment. 

More incidents occur: bodies that have been subjected to bizarre almost medieval punishments, and the incidents seem to be getting closer to Mcleod himself. As the story reaches its climax McGrath is fighting against time to discover who perpetrator is, before the action gets to Mcleod's own doorstep.

You will probably, like me, solve the mystery ahead of McGrath but that didn't really lessen the tension.

My rating: 4.6 

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